Adventures around Glasgowwith PlusBus

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Highland cows roaming through wooded parkland, dinosaur skeletons near the University cloisters, ornate tombs in a hilly Victorian necropolis... Glasgow has some extraordinary sights and you can easily reach them by bus. Just ask for PlusBus when you buy your train ticket (or show your train ticket at the station to buy it when you get there) and you can have unlimited bus travel all over Glasgow all day.

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  • Great for: architecture | arts | churches | flowers and gardens | museums | Walks |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in April 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Visit the Hunterian Museum

    Among Glasgow’s many fabulous museum, the university’s Hunterian Museum is a bit of a hidden treasure. Tucked away in the picturesque cloisters, it has permanent exhibitions of minerals, fossils and dinosaurs. You can learn about Roman remains in Scotland the history of medicine and more. There are also changing exhibitions, covering everything from Climate Change to Mary Queen of Scots.

    • How do I get to the Hunterian Museum by bus? Bus 4 from Argyle Street outside Glasgow Central Station stops at the University Library, just a minute away from the museum.
    • From the bus windows, you can also catch a glimpse of several other Glasgow sights, including the King’s Theatre, the trees of Kelvingrove Park and the River Kelvin.
    • Across the road from the museum, you can also visit the Hunterian Art Gallery and Macintosh House. Nearby, there are term-time treats in the Crypt Café of neoclassical Wellington Church on University Avenue. Their homemade soups or macaroni cheese are cheap and tasty; try a cake or banana and chocolate muffins, often fresh from the oven, with your fair trade tea or coffee.